Labour Party makes second attempt to win permanent ban on Scottish shale energy

A Guide to Shale Gas - available from the Energy Institute
A Guide to Shale Gas – available from the Energy Institute

The Labour Party will make another today attempt to secure a permanent ban on onshore oil and gas exploration in Scotland.

Claudia Beamish, MSP, the party’s Environment spokesman, is today expected to officially confirm her intention to put down with a Member’s Bill in Holyrood to outlaw what she calls the ‘controversial practice’.

Both Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Green Party MSPs have signed up to support Labour’s Bill, alongside Labour members, allowing the bill to proceed. 

Last year, the Scottish Parliament backed a Labour motion – which was not binding on the Scot-Govt. –  to ban fracking in Scotland after SNP MSPs abstained.

See also:

Scot-Govt. briefing note for secret meeting between Sturgeon and INEOS boss confirms that onshore shale gas exploration CAN be safely carried out 


Scottish Energy Minister’s superstition-driven decision-making on fracking helps no one

and also:


UK onshore oil and gas industry welcomes withdrawal of false fracking claims by Friends of the Earth

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